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Sunriver Resort's “For the Love of Community Heroes” campaign invites community members to privately nominate their Oregon hero. In appreciation, we are offering a complimentary two-night stay at Sunriver Resort for some well-earned time to relax & unwind, amidst all the beauty Central Oregon offers.10 winners are selected each week, for 10 weeks. Below are just a few of the stories that our nominees have allowed us to share, more stories to come. We invite you to read all about our amazing Week 10 Oregon heroes!
Emma has been working at the Bend Hospital since the beginning of this pandemic! She works directly in the PCU with Covid patients as a registered nurse (RN). While she insists that she’s doing what she signed on for, I still consider her a true hero for what she’s doing. She gives her all during her 12+ hour shifts!
She has been through the ups and downs from the earliest possible times through the learning curve of the virus. It’s impossible for the rest of us to imagine just how difficult and chaotic that was, especially emotionally.
As a young cancer survivor she was probably still feeling the mental anguish of having something happen that was completely out of her control, and yet she has persevered as always and continues to find the good where she can!
After one canceled wedding date for last June she and her fiancé had a backyard wedding this past fall. Of course, no honeymoon, but I do believe that a weekend at Sunriver would do so much to revitalize, while recognizing Emma’s efforts as a wonderful, caring, and compassionate nurse (and person) that she is. Thank you!
My husband is the foundation of our family. He has supported me through getting my LPN, having our two children, then me going back to school to get my RN/BSN. He became the stay at home Dad, the homework helper and the person that keeps me grounded after a rough day of taking care of cardiac patients/being a nurse during a pandemic.
My husband grew up going to Sunriver, but because we are only on one income during the pandemic we haven’t been able to visit Sunriver over the last year. My husband is the caretaker of our family and it would be wonderful to give this selfless stay at home dad a nostalgic vacation!
AMANDA KS STORY
Amanda has been working tirelessly for the past year to implement safe COVID testing and now vaccine clinics for the last year. She has boots on the ground and goes above and beyond working countless OT hours (while not getting paid OT) every week. She deserves recognition and a break!
AMANDA B'S STORY
Miss Amanda is our daughters first grade teacher at Amity Creek Magnet School. First I should start by saying that every single teacher and the principal Mr Andy are the absolute best!!!! We love Amity so much! But there is something about Miss Amanda that just shines. During this entire year of COVID and online school Miss Amanda has impressed us with her positivity, her passion and dedication to the success of our kids. We could not have asked for a better environment for our daughter to learn how to read. We have been blown away by the time and effort Amanda put into every single child to make sure they were on the right path. The one-on-one teaching, calls, webex, whatever it takes. She made sure every child was supported and learning how they wanted to. I cannot even begin to imagine the stress teachers went through this year but you would never know it with Amanda. All she cared about was her kids and making sure they were all ok. Our daughter was so excited to have online school every day with Miss Amanda. She thrived under her teaching and I attribute that to the way Amanda made sure every child was comfortable and happy in their learning style. We love Miss Amanda.
My wife has lupus and it is debilitating. She does not let it stop her. It slows her down on days when it's bad. She goes monthly for treatment.
In addition to battling her health, she does so much. We have 4 boys, two are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She advocates for them and their needs daily. She is also co.admin for a local FB page that helps others to advocate for their special children.
She is chair of our local Community Action Board, has been volunteering with that organization for 13years. She is Vice Chair of or sons PTO. She sits on the United Way board and during Covid she attended their Covid related grant committees. She recently attended virtual training and became a CASA for children in need in our community. She helps me coach a youth soccer team. She is currently running for our local School Board. I COULDN'T POSSIBLY NAME ALL OF THE COMMUNITY THINGS SHE IS INVOLVED WITH.
It's not just what she does, it is who she is. If you were to search her social media ypu would see her lifting up our community continuously. Her goal is always to shine light on others and give them praise. Some days she can barely walk, but you would never know she is in pain. She even attended zoom board meetings while she and our family were violently ill with Covid in January. She is a true role model for our boys, our soccer team, our local non profits and our community...
Jamie is one of the most unselfish people out there. She is always giving to the community. She runs the senior center in La Pine, Oregon. She volunteers her time to take care of the elderly and always is one of the 1st people to give up her time to help someone out. Before she ran the senior center she ran the local grocery store and she would do everything there to help the community people out; like raising money for the food banks and helping children out for the Christmas drives. She has the biggest heart that could be out there. She deserves a weekend away.
Bryon is a lieutenant at Molalla Fire District. During the wildfires in Molalla, he came back from vacation early to help, worked 96 hours in a row along with others, helped to organize and work with federal authorities like Oregon Department of Forestry and firefighters from all over the country. He also wrote a grant to obtain money for thermal brush cameras on rigs and to obtain a machine that makes disinfectant to sanitize for Coronavirus. Bryon is active in the Molalla Community and has served on Kiwanis, Molalla Chamber and is the type of person willing to help out anyone in need. After the fires were under control here, he then went to Southern Oregon to help with fires down there. Byron is truly a giving person and a hero in our community.